Mad Max Scherzer, followed closely by another cinch HOFer Clayton Kershaw
My first thought was de Grom, but I can’t see any way that he has enough innings to meet the requirement for the question.
Scherzer or maybe Kershaw.
I’ll go with Max.
Cubs #31. Fergie Jenkins didn’t walk many and had 3,000 strike outs. Greg Maddox too.
Wild guess - Christy Mathewson
Other than 1 guy from the 1800, the top 15-20 are 21st century pitchers. Sale + DeGrom are 1 & 2 but have less than 2,000 innings. Schilling was one of the older pitchers to have a high percentage
I guess the modern hitters strike out way more than even 25 years ago.
Maddox, Jenkins and Gibson were all around 3-1 while Sale was better than 5-1.
If not him, maybe one of these guys?
Early in his career he would walk the ballpark. He became a great pitcher when he got control. But it took a few years.
First: Bob Gibson
Second: David Cone
serious guess: Sandy Koufax
Maddux, Koufax or Kershaw seem like good guesses to me.
In case we are doing “cities in Ohio”
The announcing duo of Matt Vasgersian and Mark Mudcat Grant in the early aughts ranks amongst the worst ever, down there with Hawk & Wimpy.
I mentioned Bob Tewksbury a couple days ago. He probably isn’t too far off (and probably doesn’t have 2000 innings) despite a pedestrian career. The guy never walked anybody.
These are my favorite genre of questions from you- hard to know the answer, but fun to reason your way to an educated guess.